ABDO Zooms In on STEAM education with newest database
August 31, 2016
Minneapolis – ABDO (abdopublishing.com) introduces Abdo Zoom STEAM, a unique new installment to the leading educational publisher’s online database offering through its PreK-2 research feature.
“STEAM education has gotten increasingly important in schools across the country,” said Editor-in-Chief Paul Abdo. “We’re excited to contribute to that.”
Abdo Zoom STEAM includes more than 100 content pages, each integrating all five components of STEAM education – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. An added feature in this database is a downloadable art project or activity for each topic.
“Including a tab for each STEAM component on each topic page is something we’re especially excited about,” said Creative Director Dorothy Toth. “It brings a unique holistic approach to STEAM education.”
The STEAM database is the fourth of several Abdo Zoom databases that allow young readers to practice online research in a safe, secure environment. Features include read-aloud text, highlighted glossary terms, streaming videos, and printable activities and games. The puzzles, crafts, games, and coloring activities reinforce learned vocabulary and concepts through a disguised learning approach.
“One great thing about STEAM education is how well it complements Makerspace learning,” said Monte Kuehl, National Sales Director. “The activities offered through the database really highlight that connection.”
The Abdo Zoom STEAM database is available for purchase directly through the ABDO website or through a local ABDO representative. ABDO offers multi-year and multi-database discounts on Abdo Zoom subscriptions.
ABDO, a family-owned company, has been publishing educational materials for more than 30 years, including library-bound hardcover editions and a variety of digital products. The company is comprised of five divisions: Abdo Publishing, Magic Wagon, Spotlight, Abdo Kids, and Abdo Digital. For more information, visit ABDO online at abdopublishing.com.